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Nuvaring Side Effects Depression
I am trying to find why I can't shake this 'not feeling like me depressed even more' feeling. I realized I started nuvaring and my ad the same time. Can it be the nuvaring adding to the depression?
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
I've been on nuvaring over 1 yr but lately I'm getting more and more emotional/depressed 1-2 weeks before period. Could this be the birth control?
PMS: Pre menstrual syndrome affects 30 million women in thne U.S.I, a condition of the part of the brain known as the limbic system. It is a computer that enables us to adapt to envronmental change and is the seat of our emotions. It also controls the period cycle. I would suggest d/c b.C., remove all vestiges of sugar from your diet and take a well rounded multivitamin + b complex + magnesium. ...Read more
Course R bipolar:
Other possibilities: if a patient is severely depressed, essentially "numb", the first response is more energy. In this case, the patient will feel more= like more depressive feelings. As treatment continues, the illness gets better and symptoms resolve.
Another possibility is if an antidepressant is given to a bipolar patient...This can actually make the patient more depressed, more unstable. ...Read more
I started to take 400mg of same for my depression. When will the drug kick in and what are the possible side effects?
SAM-e: Therapeutic dosing of sam-e runs between a total 800mg - 1600mg/day -- usually given in divided doses with meals, 2-3 times/day. Doses are gradually titrated according to tolerance and result. Http://tinyurl. Com/ybr4pnh you're just beginning, and results generally require at least 4-6 weeks (like conventional antidepressants). Sam-e is usually well tolerated, but nausea & vomiting can result. ...Read more
I'm scared of my girlfriend leaving since I started this depression pill. What other side effects can I have from it?
Depression pill: If u would kindly let us know what pill u r taking, we might be able to give better advice. ...Read more
I have tried 25 different medications for depression since 1982. Sinnequan only worked twice with bad side effects but then stopped working in 1995.
Depression: You're not the only one with the same problem. A couple of considerations - first, there's a chance it may not be just depression. Chances are it's more than depression. Secondly, if it is depression, it's not just about medication to treat it. There must be a comprehensive approach to it - psychotherapy, support group, etc. I find that people would rather take a pill without resolving the cause. ...Read more
Can ED be cured completely with medication without any side effects? Got ED due to depression but I m not in depression anymore but ED is still there.
Not cured: But can be effectively treated with medications that have no to very little side effects (viagra, Cialis levitra, (vardenafil) some topicals, and many more on the horizon). Testosterone replacement therapy may mimic a cure if the specific medication under question has led to low natural testosterone. ...Read more
Diagnosed with depression /ADD for over 12 years. In the last 2 yrs the stock and manufacturers have been no supply/changed brand/caused side effects
Depression: With attention all disorders can be difficult to diagnose and manage. I typically will do 3 hours of formal neuropsych testing in addition to a 90 minute consult before recommending pharmacotherapy. It is not uncommon for a therapy to stop working after a while without any change in formulary. Www. Healthtap. Com/drericweisman ...Read more
Desvenlafaxine: Potential side effects w Pristiq (desvenlafaxien) can include insomnia, unusual dreams, nausea, vomiting, constipation, drop in appetite, dizziness, vertigo, ringing in ears, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, headache, drowsiness, anxiety, tremor, ^’ed sweating, chills, yawning, blurred vision, dry mouth. REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/desvenlafaxine-side-effects. Html ...Read more
Quetiapine Fumarate: Official fda indications for use of Quetiapine Fumarate include short term treatment of schizophrenia as well as both bipolar depression & mania. Quetiapine xr has an approved indication as an adjunct treatment for major depression. It is used off label for insomnia, ptsd, adhd, aggression/ agitation, dementia, anxiety & mood disorders. It is an atypical antipsychotic. Cont'd. ...Read more
Seek help: There are many different types of medication used to treat depression as well as anxiety and each has different side effects. A mental health provider can help chose a more appropriate medication if your current ones aren't tolerable/working. Additionally, cognitive behavioral therapy has been shown to be beneficial with no side effects. Regular therapy in addition to medication is best. ...Read more
So I suffer from major depression have for years have trouble take the meds because of side effects.
I understand your concern about Medication side effects.
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Then Reflect on your journey of life of 44 years, and feel good about your achievements in education, work, relationships and hobbies.
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My friends dislike me because of the side effects of my depression. How do I stop alienating my friends?
Using nexitoplus and mirnite 15 is good for depression? How long these can be used with out future side effects?
As you are taking two antidepressants, the Dr. Who started the therapy should be involved in you disease assessment. Yes is good.
Have you have done a questionnaire for depression? if yes, do it again. If not do it now.
If you have improved, and want to discontinue therapy, please do it under medical supervision, rapid DC of medication can induce withdrawal syndrome, a very serious condition, ...Read more
Is it good to use medicatios for anxiety and depression? How long can these medications be used with out side effects?
Depends: Medications can be effective in the treatment of depression and anxiety. The best results are usually seen when medications are taken in combination with psychotherapy/counselling. Most medications can have side effects, but they are usually minor. Discuss the side effects in more detail with the prescribing provider. ...Read more
I take a pill for depression but get side effects everywhere. It happens to work in the head but why does it affect those areas?
The whole body: Antidepressants affect the whole body. They definitely target the brain to help lift your depression, but those same receptors are also in other parts of your body. For example, serotonin receptors are in your brain and that is where most antidepressants function, but your gut has more serotonin receptors than your brain. That is why some people have nausea or constipation. ...Read more
Can I take medication for anxiety depression because it has lots of side effects its dangerous to take medication can you die from it?
Normally medicines for anxiety and depression are very safe. They may cause side effects, but the side effects are not normally common or serious, and it is exceptionally rare that people die from side effects of these medicines.
If you have questions about a particular medicine or combination of medicines, feel free to ask specifically. ...Read more
Anything I can take for slight depression anxiety besides meds? Don't like all the side effects. If anything I can take where can I get it?
Talk therapy: The treatment for mild depression and anxiety is psychotherapy, not medication. For most people most of the time, the benefits of antidepressant meds are nothing but placebo. If you learn through therapy what causes these feelings and how to resolve them, you will not need to "take" anything. Exercise and relaxation training (for example, breathing exercises) can also help manage symptoms. ...Read more
If I stoped taking ssri for more than 2 months, is it inormal to experience the side effects like as you take it for first time? Like the depression.
See below: Most definitely. Let your doctor know what has happened. ...Read more
Would u recommend seretin to treat depression I want to treat my depression naturally with seretin. Would u recommend using it. I've suffered from depression for many years, but I want to treat it naturally to avoid the side effects from associated with
Seretin: Seretin is a mixture of various plant extracts and potassium bromide salt. The list of active ingredients posted on the seretin official website lists potassium bromide as "kali bromatum". This substance has mild sedative properties and was well known to psychiatrists and other physicians who practiced in the 19th and 20th centuries. Potassium bromide (kbr) is a salt, widely used as an anticonvulsant and a sedative in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with over-the-counter use extending to 1975 in the United States. Potassium bromide is presently used as a veterinary drug, as an antiepileptic medication for dogs and cats (please see the wikipedia link below for more details). One big problem with potassium bromide is its extremely long half-life (10-12 days). This means that bromide tends to accumulate in the body and could lead to a condition called bromism. Symptoms of bromism could include restlessness, irritability, ataxia, confusion, hallucinations, psychosis, weakness, stupor and, in severe cases, coma. The website does not disclose how much potassium bromide is in seretin. It is quite possible that the amount is negligible and unlikely to lead to bromism. Further to your question, whether it would be useful or not to treat your symptoms, I was not able to find any well-designed and placebo-controlled clinical studies showing effectiveness of seretin in treatment of depression. Currently available antidepressant medications are quite effective in treatment of depression and are well tolerated by most individuals. However, if you are reluctant to use antidepressants, you should consider psychotherapy. Your physician should be able to advice you on the type of psychotherapy that is likely to be most effective in your situation. ...Read more
Rozerem (ramelteon): Rare, mostly in susceptible individuals & on chronic use. ...Read more
Yes, a tricyclic: Tofranil/imipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant that commonly causes dry mouth, sleepiness, nausea, upset stomach, constipation. It can also cause blurred vision, dizziness, and have sexual side effects. It is effective for depression and the common side effects tend to go away. ...Read more
What are the long term side effects of using prozac (fluoxetine)? I currently use it for my depression.
There are issues: I agree with dr. Lindenbaum about prozac's relative safety, but there are issues in some people. You may never experience any problem, and your doctor may have prescribed it appropriately (for moderate to severe depression). But some have had movement disorders or "tics" develop - which may or may not go away. You may want to read dr. Joseph glenmullen's well-researched book "prozac backlash.". ...Read more
Can Effexor (venlafaxine) work well for helping with depression and do the side effects go away over time?
It depends...: Effexor (venlafaxine) works very well for some people, not so well for others, same as other antidepressants. Some people have difficulty with side effects initially, especially nausea. Going very slowly up on the dose usually eliminates that problem although some people describe always having a slight feeling of nausea no matter what. As far as efficacy, getting to the right dose is essential. ...Read more
For migraines & depression Should I worry about Side effects of increasing my tomamax from 100mg to 200 mg?
I'm just wondering, if you take Ambien (zolpidem) for a long time, can it cause depression or other side effects?
No depression, but..: I am not aware of any studies indicating a correlation between chronic zolpidem use and major depression. Some patients have become physically dependent on the medication; some develop tolerance (i.e. They need to increase their dose over time); some pts have memory impairment, usually while the med. Is in their system; and some have had episodes of sleepwalking or doing other purposeful behavior. ...Read more